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Secs. 314, 435, 444, 564, 759, 1162; R. S. D. C., 797,

1D. C. App., 447

Sec. 1105. WHAT PROPERTY OF HOUSEHOLDER EMPT.-The following property, being the property of the head of a family or householder residing in the District of etc.; 20 Stat., 173. Columbia, shall be exempt from distraint, attachment, levy, and sale on execution or decree of any court in the District:

First. All wearing apparel belonging to all persons and to all heads of families being householders.

Second. All beds, bedding, household furniture, stoves, cooking utensils, and so forth, not exceeding three hundred dollars in value.

Third. Provisions for three months' support, whether provided or growing.

Fourth. Fuel for three months.

Fifth. Mechanics' tools and implements of the debtor's trade or business amounting to two hundred dollars in value, with two hundred dollars' worth of stock for carrying on the business of the debtor or his family. This exemption shall apply to merchants.

Sixth. The library and implements of a professional man or artist, to the value of three hundred dollars.

Seventh. One horse, mule, or yoke of oxen; one cart, wagon, or dray, and harness for such team.

Eighth. Farming utensils, with food for such team for three months, and, if the debtor be a farmer, any other farming tools of the value of one hundred dollars.

Ninth. All family pictures and all the family library, not exceeding in value four hundred dollars.

Tenth. One cow, one swine, six sheep.

And these exemptions shall be valid when the property is in transitu, the same as if at rest; but no property named and exempted in this section shall be exempted from attachment or execution for any debt due for the wages of servants, common laborers, or clerks, except the wearing apparel, beds and bedding, and household furniture for the debtor and family.

Sec. 1106. MORTGAGE OF EXEMPT PROPERTY.-No deed of trust, assignment for the benefit of creditors, bill of sale, or mortgage upon any exempted articles shall be binding or valid unless signed by the wife of the debtor, if he be married and living with his wife.

Sec. 1107. EARNINGS.-The earnings, not to exceed one hundred dollars each month, of all actual residents of the District of Columbia who provide for the support of a

family in said District, for two months next preceding the issuing of any writ or process from any court or officer of and in said District, against them, shall be exempt from attachment, levy, seizure, or sale upon such process, and the same shall not be seized, levied on, taken, reached, or sold by attachment, execution, or any other process or proceedings of any court, judge, or other officer

of and in said District.




Sec. 1108. NOTHING HEREIN TO PROHIBIT AGREEMENTS R. S. U. B.,823, WITH CLIENTS.-The following, and no other, compensation shall be taxed and allowed to attorneys, solicitors, proctors, district attorney, clerk of the supreme court of the District, marshal, commissioners, witnesses, and jurors, except in cases otherwise provided for by law; but nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit attorneys, solicitors, and proctors from charging or receiving from their clients other than the Government such reasonable compensation for their services, in addition to the taxable costs, as may be in accordance with general usage or may be agreed upon:

Sec. 1109. ATTORNEYS, SOLICITORS, AND PROCTORS.-On a trial before a jury in civil or criminal causes or before referees, or on a final hearing in equity or admiralty, a docket fee of twenty dollars: Provided, That in cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction where the libelant recovers less than fifty dollars the docket fee of his proctor shall be only ten dollars.

In cases at law where judgment is rendered without a jury, ten dollars.

In cases at law when the cause is discontinued, five dollars.

For scire facias, or other proceedings on recognizances, five dollars.

For each deposition taken and admitted in evidence in a cause, two dollars and fifty cents.

For services rendered in a case removed from the supreme court of the District by an appeal to the court of appeals, five dollars.

For examination by the district attorney before a judge or commissioner of persons charged with crime, five dollars a day for the time necessarily employed.

For each day of the district attorney's attendance in court, five dollars.

When an indictment for a crime is tried before a jury and a conviction is had the district attorney may be allowed, in addition to the fees herein provided, a counsel fee in proportion to the importance of the cause, not exceeding thirty dollars.

There shall be paid to the district attorney two per centum on all moneys collected or realized in any suit or proceeding under the revenue law conducted by him to which the United States is a party, in lieu of all costs and fees in such proceeding.

When the district attorney appears by direction of the Secretary or Solicitor of the Treasury on behalf of any officer of the revenue in any suit against such officer for any act done by him, or to recover any money received by him and paid into the Treasury in the course of his official duty, he shall receive such compensation as may be certified to be proper by the court and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury.

Sec. 1110. CLERK'S FEES.-For issuing and entering every process, commission, summons, capias, execution, warrant, attachment, or other writ, except a writ of venire, or a summons or subpoena for a witness, one dollar. For issuing a writ of subpoena or summons, twenty-five


For filing and entering every declaration, plea, or other paper, twenty-five cents.

For administering an oath or affirmation, except to a juror, twenty-five cents.

For taking an acknowledgment, fifty cents.

For taking and certifying depositions to file, twenty cents for each folio of one hundred words.

For a copy of such deposition furnished to a party on request, ten cents a folio.

For entering any return, rule, order, continuance, judgment, decree, or recognizance, or drawing any bond, or making any record, certificate, return, or report, for each folio, fifteen cents.

For a copy of any entry or record, or any paper on file for each folio, ten cents.

For making dockets or indexes, issuing venire, taxing costs, and all other services on the trial or argument of a cause where issue is joined and testimony given, three dollars.

For making dockets or indexes, taxing costs, and all other services in a cause where issue is joined but no testimony is given, two dollars.

For making dockets or indexes, taxing costs, and all other services in a cause which is dismissed or discontinued or where judgment or decree is made or rendered without issue, one dollar.

For making dockets and taxing costs in cases removed by appeal, one dollar.


For affixing the seal of the court to any instrument when required, twenty-five cents.

For every search for any particular judgment or lien, fifteen cents.

For swearing applicant, recording and making certificate of declaration to become a citizen of the United States, one dollar.

For swearing applicant, recording and making certificate of naturalization, three dollars.

For searching the records of the court for judgments, decrees, or other instruments constituting a general lien

on real estate and certifying the result of such search, fifteen cents for each person against whom such search is required to be made.

For receiving, keeping, and paying out money in pursuance of any statute or order of court, one per centum of the amount so received, kept, and paid.

For his attendance on the court while actually in session, five dollars per day.

For all services rendered to the United States in cases in which the United States is a party of record, five dollars. For each marriage license, one dollar.

For each official certificate of marriage, one dollar. For each certificate of official character, including the seal, fifty cents.

For filing and recording notice of mechanic's lien, one dollar.

For entering release of mechanic's lien, fifty cents.

Sec. 1111. FEES APPERTAINING ΤΟ THE PROBATE COURT.The register of wills, clerk of the probate court, shall be entitled to demand and to receive for services performed by him, in advance of such services, the following fees: For filing petition or caveat, fifty cents; for filing other papers, each, five cents; for making docket and indexes and taxing costs in each case, two dollars and fifty cents; for additional docket entries, each, twenty-five cents; for issuing subpoena to witness and copies, each, twentyfive cents; for issuing subpœna duces tecum, fifty cents; for issuing summons, citation, commission, rule, warrant, notice of trial, process, execution, attachment, or writ, each, one dollar; for issuing notices to creditors, distributees, and legatees, each, fifty cents; for copies of summons, citation, rule, warrant, or other process, order of publication, notices to creditors, legatees, and distributees, attested under seal and delivered for service or publication, each, fifty cents; for taking and recording every bond, one dollar and fifty cents; for every probate of will, inventory, or account, one dollar; for issuing letters testamentary or of administration, collection, or guardianship, one dollar; for issuing certificate of appointment of executor, administrator, collector, or guardian, one dollar; for entering panel of jury and swearing them, fifty cents; for administering an oath or affirmation, fifteen cents; for passing a claim against an estate and entering in docket of claims, thirty cents; for drawing depositions of witnesses, per folio, fifteen cents; for every search of the files or records outside of a regular proceeding, where no other service is performed for which a fee is allowed, one dollar; for examining or stating any account of executor, administrator, collector, guardian, receiver, or trustee, not exceeding one hundred items, five dollars; for each additional item, two cents; for stating the distribution of an estate, for each distributee, one dollar; for copy of an account, not exceeding one

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